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One of the more intriguing subplots in the shocking Independent News & Media (INM) data breach concerns the involvement of a former Irish Army mem(...)

Sarah McInerney: ‘The Late Debate’ presenter’s  sharp line of questioning is a welcome switchblade of sanity at times. Photograph: RTÉ

With the news on Tuesday that a Russian diplomat was expelled from Ireland as an ‘act of solidarity’ with the UK in response to the chemical attack on(...)

People gather on O’Connell Street on Thursday to support the complainant in the Belfast rape trial. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

At least a thousand people brought traffic and trams to a standstill on O’Connell Street in Dublin on Thursday afternoon in a rally in solidarity with(...)

The decision was announced to cheering students during a lunchtime protest organised by the #TakeBackTrinity campaign.

Trinity College Dublin has decided to drop plans for the introduction of supplemental examination fees after a campaign led by students, which said th(...)

Siptu’s organiser for the agriculture, ingredients, food and drink sector Michael Browne said  many of the union’s members working at other meat-processing facilities had been told they would be paid as normal for downtime during Storm Emma. File photograph: Getty Images

One of the leading meat-processing companies in the Republic has forced employees to sacrifice two days of annual leave because it was unable to open (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching Project Ireland 2040  at Sligo Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As reaction to the National Development Plan emerges, there is a clear divide between the business and industry sectors which have broadly welcomed ne(...)

The idea of global warming was developed by the Irish scientist and Carlow man, John Tyndall (1820-93). Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Is the world ever going to get on top of global carbon dioxide releases? One despairs when you see those images of giant smoke stacks with what looks (...)

There was a clear 77 to 48 majority by opposition TDs to accept the Fianna Fáil proposal to review the National Broadband Plan procurement process and consider advancing the rollout of broadband through State ownership

TDs have backed a call for the Government to consider taking the rollout of broadband back into State ownership and using existing ESB infrastructure (...)

Campaigners voice their support for  the Climate Emergency Measures Bill outside Leinster House. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Despite strong Government opposition, a Bill to end the granting of licences for fossil fuel exploration and extraction in Ireland is set to clear its(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett: ‘We have to keep 80 per cent of all known fossil fuels in the ground if we are to have any chance of fighting climate change.’  File Photograph: Reuters

A move to ban the issuing of fossil fuel exploration licences in Ireland features in a proposed Bill to be put before the Dáil by Solidarity-People Be(...)

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